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The Association for Computing Machinery Names Recipient of the 2020-2021 Athena Lecturer Award

Two Sigma is proud to once again sponsor the ACM Athena Lecturer Award. The annual prize is awarded to a woman researcher who has made fundamental contributions to the field of computer science.

This year, ACM named Sarit Kraus the 2020-2021 award winner for her work in Artificial Intelligence and Multi-agent systems. Dr. Kraus is a Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. She focuses on creating intelligent agents that can interact proficiently with people and explores new ways to model human behavior. You can learn more about Dr. Kraus’ recent work here.

Larisa Sawyer, an engineering manager at Two Sigma and one of the leaders of the Women At Two Sigma group, said, “Two Sigma is committed to excellence in computer science, and we’re delighted to recognize Professor Kraus not only for her pioneering work but for being a role model for women in our field.”

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